Join fifteen bestselling, award-winning, and up-and-coming authors as they reimagine some of the most popular tropes in the romance genre.
Fake relationships. Enemies to lovers. Love triangles and best friends, mistaken identities and missed connections. This collection of genre-bending and original stories celebrates how love always finds a way, featuring powerful flora, a superhero and his nemesis, a fantastical sled race through snow-capped mountains, a golf tournament, the wrong ride-share, and even the end of the world. With stories written by Rebecca Barrow, Ashley Herring Blake, Gloria Chao, Mason Deaver, Sara Farizan, Claire Kann, Malinda Lo, Hannah Moskowitz, Natasha Ngan, Rebecca Podos, Lilliam Rivera, Laura Silverman, Amy Spalding, Rebecca Kim Wells, and Julian Winters this collection is sure to sweep you off your feet.
About the Author
Ashley Herring Blake is a reader, writer, and mom to two boisterous boys. She holds a Master's degree in teaching and loves coffee, arranging her books by color, and cold weather. She is the author of the young adult novels Suffer Love, How to Make a Wish, and Girl Made of Stars (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), and the middle grade novels Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World and The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James. Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World was a Stonewall Honor Book, as well as a Kirkus, School Library Journal, NYPL, and NPR Best Book of 2018. Her YA novel Girl Made of Stars was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Her sixth book, Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea, releases March 2021. She lives in Georgia.
Rebecca Podos' debut novel, The Mystery of Hollow Places, was a Junior Library Guild Selection and a B&N Best YA Book of 2016. Her second book, Like Water, won the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Children's and Young Adult. The Wise and The Wicked, her third novel, was recently released. A graduate of the Writing, Literature and Publishing Program at Emerson College, she's an agent at the Rees Literary Agency in Boston by day.
"With nonbinary protagonists and an overall strong LGBTQ+ representation, this anthology gives all readers hope that love is out there for everyone." —Booklist
"From meet-cutes to frenemies to long-gestating feelings, this anthology offers a pleasurable assortment of love connections. Delightful, romantic fun."
For readers with a fear of commitment to a long story or those who like to play the field before settling down, these anthologies offer a sampling of romance tropes from some of YA’s best-loved authors. —Publishers Weekly
This was an entertaining read with great diversity and inclusion. What’s not to like?!—Teen Librarian Toolbox